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Don’t Miss NRACT’s Next to Normal; It’s Raw, Challenging, and Humorous But Realistic

“Normal” is probably one of the hardest things to define. In practical application, it doesn’t mean much more than whatever is considered usual or standard; but it has a deeper meaning of something more, something we all yearn for. The implication is that anything “normal” is also peaceful, comforting, desirable, fulfilling, and ultimately rewarding. This… Read More ›

Next to Normal at NRACT Is Entertaining, Captivating, and Thought-Provoking — We Highly Recommend It!

With Timothy E. Locklear’s direction, musical direction by Michael Santangelo, and choreography by Jess Barbour, the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre has scored another hit with Next to Normal, a 2008 Off-Broadway and 2009 Broadway musical, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt). NRACT’s venue brings us super-close to… Read More ›

NRACT’s First Date Isn’t Awkward at All

First Date, onstage now at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre under the always-fun direction of Pete Comperatore, chronicles what happens when a rocking hot chick named Casey (Lauren Bamford) and a sweetly nerdy dude named Aaron (Sean McCracken) meet up for, of course, a first date. This 90 minute breezer begins with a bang,… Read More ›

The North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre will stage Spring Awakening, starring (from left) Matt Sheaffer, McCarty Kennedy, Jesse Farmer, Allison Darcy Mitteer, Ford Nelson, Chelsey Winstead, McKenna Waldron, Melanie Payne, Faith Jones, Shane de León, Charles Robson, Heather Shinpaugh, Natalia Soto and Ted Willis, June 1-17 (photo by Elizabeth Marie Cecilia Anderson)

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s Gripping and Stirring Performance of Spring Awakening Should Be Seen More Than Once

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s community-theater production of Spring Awakening, with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, is not for the faint of heart. Based on the 1891 play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, this Tony Award®-winning rock musical explores teen angst, sexuality, and self-discovery in late… Read More ›

The North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre will stage Spring Awakening, starring (from left) Matt Sheaffer, McCarty Kennedy, Jesse Farmer, Allison Darcy Mitteer, Ford Nelson, Chelsey Winstead, McKenna Waldron, Melanie Payne, Faith Jones, Shane de León, Charles Robson, Heather Shinpaugh, Natalia Soto and Ted Willis, June 1-17 (photo by Elizabeth Marie Cecilia Anderson)

Brave, Fearless Direction and Pertinent Subject Matter Make Spring Awakening a Must-See Musical

Spring Awakening, onstage now at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, under the direction of Timothy E. Locklear, is an intriguing, ballsy production that beautifully celebrates today’s improving climate of acceptance while also drawing attention to how far we still have to go. The story, set in late 19th century Germany, opens with a reluctant… Read More ›